Hichame Assi
News & Analysis

Envato is building out its New Zealand presence

- September 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne tech company Envato’s global ambitions are continuing under new CEO Hichame Assi with a New Zealand base being established. The online marketplace business now has 17 staff working remotely across Aotearoa, amid plans to up Envato’s global headcount to more than 100 staff over the next 12 months. Hichame Assi said the company expects… Read more »

Story Factory reading to children
News & Analysis

The Envato Foundation adds $500,000 more in support to charities for children’s education

- May 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Envato Foundation has ramped up its charity work adding two new organisations to its ongoing support program. The Foundation is the charitable arm of creative marketplace Envato, which donates 1% of the company’s annual pre-tax profits to fund its work.  Its new partners have a children’s education focus: online tutoring and education services support… Read more »

News & Analysis

Envato’s creative community just hit US$1 billion in earnings ahead of expectations

- November 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

Creative marketplace Envato has hit a new benchmark, with its 81,000 content creators earning more than US$1 billion. Company chair and co-founder Collis Ta’eed, who last month stepped down as CEO last month, 14 years after launching the company, said they reached the milestone a year ahead of expectations. “The $1 billion goal has always… Read more »

Hichame Assi
News & Analysis

Former Hotelscombined.com boss Hichame Assi is replacing Collis Ta’eed as Envato CEO

- October 20, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Digital travel industry veteran Hichame Assi has been chosen to replace Envato founder Collis Ta’eed as CEO of the Melbourne-based tech marketplace.  The choice of the former HotelsCombined.com boss, who has a Masters in eCommerce from the University of London, follows a year-long global search. Ta’eed announced in August that he would step down… Read more »

News & Analysis

Envato staff bank $3.75 million in profit share as co-founder Collis Ta’eed announces he’s stepping down as CEO

- August 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

Envato CEO Collis Ta’eed will step down at the end of the year, doubling the company’s annual profit share with staff as a parting gift. More than 600 staff globally – the number has more than doubled since FY17 –  will share in a 20% stake, worth $3.75 million, of Evanto’s profit share program, double… Read more »

Profiles

The Sunrise: Smart recruiting, UX design and culture building tops the priority list for Australia’s best entrepreneurs

- September 22, 2014 6 MIN READ

A panel of Australia’s most influential players in the startup scene came in together Sydney last Friday to share their experiences with a 700-strong crowd at The Sunrise convention. The day-long event gave audiences the rare opportunity to ask questions and learn directly from the founders of companies such as Atlassian, Freelancer, Envato, Canva, RetailMeNot, LookSmart and Salmat.